Average Bench: 46.2% (369th of 1015)

Based on 962 user benchmarks.  Model: Seagate Basic

Below average average bench

The Seagate Basic 2TB averaged 53.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed 0.65MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 0.93MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Seagate Basic 2TB is 51.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Seagate Basic 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Read Speed 70.4MB/s
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed 66.2MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 962 samples)
Min Avg Max
26.1 Read 70.4 112
20.9 Write 84.9 127
24.5 Mixed 66.2 91.2
26 SusWrite 90.5 130
57.7% 78 MB/s
Min Avg Max
0.5 4K Read 0.93 1.7
0.3 4K Write 1.19 2.1
0.1 4K Mixed 0.65 1
132% 0.92 MB/s
User Benchmarks BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
The fastest HDD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 126 128 126 123 124 MB/s
Read 116
Write 117
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 126
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
195% 1.43 MB/s
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 124 127 127 124 122 MB/s
Read 88.6
Write 129
Mixed 86
SusWrite 124
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
151% 0.93 MB/s
254GB free
Firmware: 0712
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 40 40 40 41 40 MB/s
Read 34.7
Write 37.4
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 39.8
26% 35.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.4
149% 1.3 MB/s
594GB free
Firmware: 9340
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 40 40 41 41 40 MB/s
Read 32.4
Write 39.3
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 39.4
27% 35.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
158% 1.27 MB/s
89GB free
Firmware: 9340
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 34 33 34 35 34 MB/s
Read 33.1
Write 34.9
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 33.7
24% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.4
143% 1.2 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,416,100 HDDs tested

Typical Basic 2TB Builds (Compare 1,632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G5 KC

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